Self-collected Swabs for HPV Testing in 18-24 Year Old Women (DRY)
The purpose of this study is to compare methods for transporting self-collected swabs for HPV testing in 18-24 year old women and to look at risk factors for HPV infection in 18-24 year old women.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||Self-collected Swabs for HPV Testing in 18-24 Year Old Women|
- Presence of type-specific HPV DNA in self-collected vaginal swab samples [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
Self-collected vaginal samples for HPV testing
|Study Start Date:||April 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
We propose a cross-sectional study among 150 women in the United States who have used Internet dating sites in the past year in order to examine risk factors for high-risk HPV infections in 18-24 year old online daters, and evaluate strategies for transporting and storing self-collected samples for HPV testing. We will ask participants to complete a written questionnaire on their health, sexual behavior, and attitudes toward self-collecting vaginal swabs, HPV vaccination, and cervical cancer screening. Also, we will ask the women to self-collect two sequential vaginal swab samples that will be transported and stored according to the two strategies described above. Each sample will be tested for type-specific HPV DNA using a PCR-based assay.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01101828
|United States, Washington|
|University of Washington|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195|
|Principal Investigator:||Rachel L Winer, PhD, MPH||University of Washington|